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    7 big changes coming to Facebook

    NEW YORK — Get ready for more big changes to Facebook. The social media company announced several new products and features that will launch on its platform soon — all are designed to make it easier for you to communicate with people and businesses. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives debuted the slew of platform enhancements during F8, the company’s developer conference, on Wednesday. Here’s what’s coming: 1. Spherical videos on your News Feed and Oculus VR headset (if […]

  • Middle Class College Graduation Rate

    More than half of middle-class kids fail to earn bachelor’s degrees

    Here’s a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor’s degree within six to eight years. The low graduation rate has big implications for young adults’ ability to remain in the middle class, or to rise a few rungs above their parents on the economic ladder. A college degree, once a ticket to the middle class, is now a must-have to maintain that status. Why these kids aren’t graduating with […]

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    Two Illinois men arrested, charged with conspiring to support ISIS

    A member of Army National Guard and his cousin have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, federal prosecutors said Thursday. In the last 18 months, the Justice Department’s National Security Division has prosecuted or is prosecuting 32 cases of people attempting to travel abroad to join or providing support to terrorist groups. Of those cases, 18 allegedly involve support to ISIS. Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22 was arrested […]

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    13-year-old boy shoots brothers, kills himself after food fight

    PASCO COUNTY, Fla.– A 13-year-old Florida boy killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded an older sibling following a food disagreement — then committed suicide with the same gun, authorities said. “This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life.” The incident took place Wednesday at a mobile home park in Hudson that […]

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    Missing California woman’s father: She’s been found safe

    Denise Huskins, who police said this week went missing in Vallejo, California, has been found safe, her father, Michael Huskins said Wednesday. She had vanished from her boyfriend’s home in the Bay Area on early Monday morning, authorities said, and kidnappers had asked for a ransom. Earlier, the father, Michael Huskins, had made an emotional appeal through CNN affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco directed at the kidnappers: Don’t hurt her, please don’t hurt her.” Michael Huskins. “The biggest fear is […]

  • A Washington state trooper caught a driver using a cardboard cutout of Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer pitchman known as "The Most Interesting Man in the World." The driver, who was by himself, was attempting to use the HOV lane.
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    ‘Most Interesting Man’ cutout gets traffic ticket

    (CNN) — Call it “The Most Interesting Traffic Ticket in the World.” A Washington state trooper caught a driver using a cardboard cutout of Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer pitchman known as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” The driver, who was by himself, was attempting to use the HOV lane. “The trooper immediately recognized it was a prop and not a passenger,” Trooper Guy Gill told the New York Daily News. “As the trooper approached, the driver […]

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    Two first graders accused of forcing girl to perform sex acts

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Two first graders in Ohio have been accused of forcing a little girl to perform sexual acts. The alleged actions took place while the seven-year-old girl was on a bathroom break with other students, WTOL reported. The victim’s mother told WTOL she didn’t want to be identified but said she was livid about the situation. The school told the mother her seven-year-old daughter was forced to behave inappropriately by two other students, which she said her daughter later […]

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    Study reveals the number of times you can skip the gym before losing muscle

    You are probably paying the price for all those times you skipped the gym over the winter months. Experts say just how fast you fall out of shape depends on the level of fitness you were in before you quit working out and how long you had been exercising. Obviously, the longer you had been working out, the better. Experts say that means it will take longer for your muscles to lose their shape. They say it is okay to […]

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    Man kicked off Southwest flight over language on t-shirt

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  A college student on a flight from Dallas to Chicago got stranded in St. Louis and wasn’t allowed back on the plane because of the language on his T-shirt. The conflict raises a classic first amendment debate of free speech, versus vulgar language. Daniel Podolsky was on a flight from Dallas to Chicago, and only set foot in Lambert Airport because of bad weather in the Windy City. But the college kid apparently forgot a couple […]

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    Family says 5-year-old is cured of cancer after they disobeyed doctor’s orders

    A 5-year-old British boy, whose parents were arrested last year for pulling him out of a hospital, now appears to be cancer-free. A family spokesman says Ashya King underwent Proton Therapy in the Czech Republic and has been clear of brain cancer for months. King’s cancer treatment became the subject of much scrutiny as he was at the center of a fight between doctors and his family. Eventually, it ended in an international manhunt for his parents. Brett and Naghemeh […]

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    Wall Street’s most powerful woman jumps to Google

    Wall Street just lost its brightest female star to Silicon Valley. After nearly three decades at Morgan Stanley, Ruth Porat revealed plans on Tuesday to join Google as its new chief financial officer. That instantly makes Porat one of the most powerful women in the tech world. Porat was already known as the most powerful woman on Wall Street, an industry that has yet to see its first female CEO. She played a pivotal role during the financial crisis of […]